It may not have been quite as low as Friday's opening round, but the Buena Vista men's golf team still had a solid round of 310 on Saturday to complete the two-day, 36-hole Wartburg College Fall Invite. Freshman Ryan Ruzek takes eighth place, individually.
Ruzek followed up his career-beat round of 73 on Friday with a 74 to finish just five shots back of the overall medalist. Fellow freshman Anthony Gallagher posted a 77 and was in a tie for 15th just three strokes back of a top-10 finish. Evan Krause had his career-low round of 78 to move up and place 39th overall.
"Ryan played very well, and put himself in position to win," said Benson. "He just made a few swings that didn't end up going our way. It was a good overall performance by all and by far the best tournament in my three years here."
Kirkwood Community College took the team title with a 580 as runner-up Coe College turned in a 598. BVU finished just four shots back of Simpson which carded a 300 after an opening round 311.
Buena Vista will now wrap up its fall schedule by taking part in the Bethany Lutheran College Invite on September 29-30 in Mankato, Minn.